Saturday, February 4, 2017


Free men are constantly under attack by their betters.

At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to remake the economic system.
"This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution," she said.
Referring to a new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added: "This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history."

"We have ever given ourselves" is the working element here.

These burdens of saving the world are so great, you must sympathize with them. How did they reach the conclusion that the astonishing economic revolution over the last 150 years--a revolution that has moved man from a subsistence level agricultural peasant under feudal lordship to the wealth of free men--needed repair? How do they know they are the ones to do it? What will the fallout be? And what will these giant brains replace the current system with?

There have been a lot of economic models over the last years--some with a lot of political and military force behind them--and the only economic model in that time that has worked at all is free trade, a system strangely divorced from political muscle. In that remarkably short period of time the brutal daily life that people had suffered under from time immemorial was reversed; the countries that have embraced free-market capitalism have enjoyed a system in which output has increased 70-fold, work days have been halved and lifespans doubled.

You would think these so-called leaders would spend their time in awe of the accomplishments of the period and hold seminars on how to expand its effects to other countries that are not participating. But deep thinkers like Ms. Figueres look at two farms-- one mechanized and successful, one subsistence with hand tools--and their ingenious solution to the disparity is to destroy the tractors.

Capitalism is not an "economic development model," it is a spontaneous system under constant construction, the creation and reward of free men whose ancestors have been brutalized, tortured, starved, used for fodder for countless pointless wars, deprived of the most basic human rights--often at the specific direction of morons, psychopaths, self-appointed religious visionaries, hereditary inbred tyrants, rapacious warlords all who, through accidents of history, have found themselves, like Ms. Figueres, in positions of undeserved power.

All of these people need "un-chosen."

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